Articles Tagged: fiber

fiberFiber

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, and nuts. It helps move food through the digestive system, which prevents you from getting constipated. Certain types … read more

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crampsIrritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal (digestive) disorder in the U.S. According to research studies, approximately  8% of middle school students and 17% of high school students … read more

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Constipation

Teens usually don’t talk about their bathroom habits with their friends but if they did, they would find out that everybody has trouble having a BM or bowel movement (pooping) … read more

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legumesLegumes

Foods such as beans, lentils, chickpeas, lupins, and peas are known as legumes.  They are edible seeds grown in pods. Legumes are good sources of protein and fiber, and are used in many … read more

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Begin with Breakfast

Even though it can be hard to make time for breakfast when you’re rushing to school in the morning, there are many benefits of eating a healthy breakfast. Eating breakfast … read more

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dark green vegetablesDark Green Leafy Vegetables

Dark green leafy vegetables are good sources of many vitamins (such as vitamins A, C, and K and folate) and minerals (such as iron and calcium). They’re also great sources of fiber. Research … read more

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